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Wacky problems... must be the power supply...

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Hello all,

Ok bought a new computer custom built from a retailer of mine. Ran great for a few weeks, was able to overclock with no problem. It was prime stable 6hrs if that helps this case. Ok, now all of a sudden yesterday i had massive lag problems...while watching a video. The CPU Usage was 100% while watching and idle! Even when i restarted the comp a few times, the cpu usage was still at 100%. Everything was laggy: loading programs, even the start meny. I dunno why but i checked CPU-Z, and to my horror saw the core clock speed fluctuating upwards downwards ~100mhz, even sometimes 300mhz per second! Quickly i booted up to bios and cranked HTT Freq to 200. Still did the same thing. Booted back, set everything back to default that i could remember(actually, i should of just reseted the bios to default, but i doubt that would of made a difference) and still no change. Vcore seems to also change every second. ASUS Probe also showed the +3.3V to flucuate quite a bit, about .2 per second or so. So i'm pretty sure it's my psu, emailed for a replacement still waiting on the reply.

One other thing...could the faulty psu be caused by overclocking? I'm sure i didn't use too much voltage, heck i never exceeded the max bios vcore or voltmod anything.

Thanks
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No it is doubtfully your PSU as yet..I think it is A virus or spyware related issue. Scan your computer with an anti-virus namely AVG as it is free and use spybot search and destroy or ad-aware to clean away any spyware. Windows anti-spyware is also good. I f you are having trouble while within DOS mode could be a PSU related problem. But what you describe the problems while within windows, it sounds like a virus or spyware.
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I doubt it is something to do with spyware/viruses. This is because i know how to identify potential viruses/spyware via the processes list and i wasen't surfing any pages the day it happened. I was ripping a dvd and didn't notice any slowdowns. Then turned off the comp and went back to it 30mins later. Watched a vid, for a few mins it was fine, then boom slowdown. Ever since every activity is super slow.

Another reason why i think it's not viruses is that how can a virus and/or spyware start changing my voltages? Though i'm not dismissing it, i highly doubt it could be a proggie.

I haven't tried going to dos, but how will i notice any problems while i'm in there?
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Originally Posted by Prelithe
I doubt it is something to do with spyware/viruses. This is because i know how to identify potential viruses/spyware via the processes list and i wasen't surfing any pages the day it happened. I was ripping a dvd and didn't notice any slowdowns. Then turned off the comp and went back to it 30mins later. Watched a vid, for a few mins it was fine, then boom slowdown. Ever since every activity is super slow.

Another reason why i think it's not viruses is that how can a virus and/or spyware start changing my voltages? Though i'm not dismissing it, i highly doubt it could be a proggie.

I haven't tried going to dos, but how will i notice any problems while i'm in there?
I would drop your oc and run at stock and see if this helps ..If so it is most likely your PSU
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Thats what i did, and still with those problems.
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